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Android Wear devices are incoming, with prices as low as $199

Google is betting big on Android Wear-powered devices, and the first two smartwatches to uses the scaled-down mobile operating system are now available for pre-orders.
 
First up is the LG G Watch, which was first announced alongside Android Wear. The rather plain-looking smartwatch features an always-on 1.65” (280x280) IPS LCD, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. The G Watch charges via USB (with a pogo pin connection).

 LG G Watch

The smartwatch measures 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95 mm and weighs in at 63 grams. The G Watch supports IP67 water/dust resistance, is capable of making it through a single day with its 400 mAh battery, and is compatible with all devices running Android 4.3 and above.
 
The G Watch is available for pre-order in black, or white/gold for $229. It will ship by July 3.
 
The Samsung Gear Live is a more stylish device, and makes a better case than the G Watch, at least based on specs. It features a higher resolution, 1.63” (320x320) SuperAMOLED, unnamed 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, a heart rate monitor, and a 300 mAh battery.

 Samsung Gear Live

The Gear Live measures 37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm and weighs 59 grams; it also supports IP67 water/dust resistance.
 
The Gear Live is priced at $199 and will ship by July 8.

Sources: Google Play Store [1], [2]



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RE: Doing it wrong
By retrospooty on 6/26/2014 11:34:26 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly... Smartwatches aren't a consumer driven product range... It's being pushed by OEM's to try and sell more stuff and lock people in to their ecosystems. All the hype about it we have heard for the past few years isn't customers clamoring for it, its OEM's trying to get customers interested in it.

I still think it should be named Andrwear


RE: Doing it wrong
By Spuke on 6/26/2014 12:51:33 PM , Rating: 2
The LG watch only works with LG phones? Same with the Samsung?


RE: Doing it wrong
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 6/26/2014 1:26:45 PM , Rating: 2
From the product page:

quote:
The G Watch can be used with any Smartphone running Android 4.3 and above


There's also a compatibility check:

http://www.android.com/wear/check/


RE: Doing it wrong
By Spuke on 6/26/2014 1:39:26 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks Brandon. I guess I just don't know what everyone is talking about above then.


RE: Doing it wrong
By retrospooty on 6/26/2014 1:38:20 PM , Rating: 1
Pretty sure Samsung is. Meh. Not my point anyhow. MY point was its OEM's trying to hype up a new market more than customers actually asking for it.


RE: Doing it wrong
By Spuke on 6/26/2014 1:41:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
MY point was its OEM's trying to hype up a new market more than customers actually asking for it.
Ah, got it! Guess it must be dense week for me. LOL!


RE: Doing it wrong
By retrospooty on 6/26/2014 1:54:19 PM , Rating: 2
Or a vague one for me... According to my wife anyhow LOL.


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